Ocean Resources and Applications Laboratory

Stephen M. Masutani

Stephen M.
06/12/2012 - 13:40

Hawaii Natural Energy Institute
School of Ocean And Earth Science And Technology
University of Hawaii at Manoa

(808) 956-7388
(808) 956-2336
University of Hawaii Information: 

Researcher, Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, 2007 - present                                                                                             Associate Researcher, Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, 2002 - 2007
Associate Professor, Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, 1999 - 2002
Associate Researcher, Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, 1994 - 1999
Cooperating Graduate Faculty, Department of Ocean Engineering, 1995 - present
Cooperating Graduate Faculty & Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering, 1989 - present

Other Professional: 

Program Manager, Pacific International Center for High Technology Research (PICHTR), Honolulu, Hawaii, 1997 -1998
Owner, Combustion and Power, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1991 - present
Senior Mechanical Engineer & CO2 Project Manager, PICHTR, Energy & Resources Division, 1989 - 1994
Visiting Scientist (Shokutaku), The Hitachi Research Laboratory, HItachi Ltd., Ibaraki, Japan, 1985 -1989
Research Assistant, High Temperature Gasdynamics Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 1979-1985


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 1985
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 1980
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, 1977

Selected Publications: 

Manya, J.J., M.J. Antal, Jr., C.K. Kinoshita, and S.M. Masutani. 2011. Specific heat capacity of pure water at 4.0 MPa between 298.15 and 465.65 K. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 50(10): 6470-6484.

Nihous, G.C., K. Kuroda, J.R. Lobos-Gonzalez, R.J. Kurasaki and S.M. Masutani. 2010. An analysis of gas hydrate dissociation in the presence of thermodynamic inhibitors. Chem. Eng. Sci. 65(5): 1748-1761.

Yoza, B.A., G.C. Nihous, P.K. Takahashi, L.G. Golmen, J.C. War, K. Otsuka, K. Ouchi and S.M. Masutani. 2010. Deep ocean water resources in the 21st century. Mar. Technol. Soc. J. 44(3): 80-87.

Nihous, G.C., C.K. Kinoshita, and S.M. Masutani. 2009. A determination of the activity of water-alcohol mixtures using mobile order thermodynamics. Chem. Eng. Sci. 64(11): 2767-2771.

Montgomery, M.T., T.J. Boyd, C.L. Osburn, R.E. Plummer, S.M. Masutani, and R.B. Coffin. 2009. Desalination technology waste streams: effect of pH and salinity on metabolism of marine microbial assemblages. Desalination 249(2): 861-864.

Nihous, G.C., C.K. Kinoshita, and S.M. Masutani. 2008. Stress concentration factors for oblique holes in pressurized thick cylinders. J. Press. Vess-T. ASME 130(2): 021202-1-021202-7.

Nihous, G.C. and S.M. Masutani. 2007. Notes on the modeling of methane in aging hydrothermal vents. J. Mar. Res. 65(6): 789-812.

Yoza, B.A., R.M. Harada, Q.X. Li, G.C. Nihous, and S.M. Masutani. 2007. Impact of mariculture on microbial diversity in sediments near open ocean farming of Polydactylus Sexfilis. Ecol. Indic. 7(1): 108-122.

Nihous, G.C. and S.M. Masutani. 2006. Notes on the dissolution rate of gas hydrates in undersaturated water. Chem. Eng. Sci. 61(23): 7827-7830.

Nihous, G.C. and S.M. Masutani. 2006. A model of methane concentration profiles in the open ocean. J. Mar. Res. 64(4): 629-650.

Nishio, M., S.M. Masutani, J. Minamiura, and M. Ozaki. 2005. Study of liquid CO2 droplet formation under simulated mid-depth ocean conditions. Energy. 30: 2284-2297.

Coffin, R.B., M.T. Montgomery, T.J. Boyd, and S.M. Masutani:. 2004. Influence of ocean CO2 sequestration on bacterial elemental cycling. Energy 29: 1511-1520.

Masutani, S.M. and E.E. Adams. 2004. Liquid droplet contaminant plumes in the deep ocean. Jpn. J. Multiphase Flow 18(12): 135-152

Takahashi, P., J. Vadus, and S. Masutani. 2004. Energy from the Sea:  the Potential and Realities of OTEC, IOC Bruun Memorial Lectures, UNESCO.

Zhou, J., S.M. Masutani, D.M. Ishimura, S.Q. Turn, and C.M. Kinoshita. 2000. Release of fuel-bound nitrogen during biomass gasification. . Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 39(3): 626-634.

Masutani, S. and E. Adams. 2000. Experimental study of multiphase plumes with application to deep ocean oil spills. Final report to US Dept of the Interior, Minerals Management Service Contract No 1435-01-98-CT-30946.  Available from http://www.boemre.gov/tarprojects/3.77.htm

Masutani, S.M. and P.K. Takahashi. 1999. Ocean thermal energy conversion. Encyclopedia of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (J. Webster, ed.), Vol. 15, pp. 93-102, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Teng, H., C.M. Kinoshita, S.M. Masutani, and J. Zhou. 1998. Entropy generation in multicomponent reacting flows. ASME J. Energy Res. Technol. 120: 226-232.

Takahashi, P.K. and S.M. Masutani. 1998. Integrated Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion systems for very large floating platforms. Mar. Technol. Soc. J. 31(4): 63-69.

Teng, H., C.M.Kinoshita, and S.M. Masutani. 1995. Prediction of droplet size from the breakup of cylindrical liquid jets. Int. J. Multiphas Flow 21(1): 129-136.

Kinoshita, C.M., H. Teng, and S.M. Masutani. 1994. A study of the instability of liquid jets and comparison with Tomotika's analysis. Int. J. Multiphas Flow 20(3): 523-533.

Nihous, G.C., S.M. Masutani, L.A. Vega, and C.M. Kinoshita. 1994. Projected impact of deep ocean carbon dioxide discharge on atmospheric CO2 concentrations. Climatic Change 27: 225-244.

Mori, Y., S.M. Masutani, G.C. Nihous, L.A. Vega, and C.M. Kinoshita: 1993. Pre-combustion removal of carbon dioxide from hydrocarbon-fuelled power plants. Fuel, 72(9): 1993.

Masutani, S.M., C.M. Kinoshita, T. Ho, G.C. Nihous, and L.A. Vega. 1993. An experiment to simulate ocean disposal of carbon dioxide. Energy Convers. Mgmt. 34(9-11): 865-872.

Nihous, G.C., S.M. Masutani, L.A. Vega, and C.M. Kinoshita. 1993. A global assessment of the oceanic discharge of anthropogenic carbon dioxide in mitigating the greenhouse effect. Energy Convers. Mgmt. 34(9-11): 775-782.

Mori, Y., S.M. Masutani, G.C. Nihous, L.A. Vega, and C.M. Kinoshita. 1992. Pre-combustion removal of carbon dioxide from natural gas power plants and the transition to hydrogen energy systems. J. Energ. Resour-ASME 114: 221-226.



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